Updated News http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=champion-provider-fellowship-empowering-health http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=champion-provider-fellowship-empowering-health Champion Provider Fellowship: Empowering health care providers to improve the health of their communities California is experiencing an epidemic of obesity leading to costly chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease, with low-income, underserved communities disproportionately affected. 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-urges-swift-action-to-renew-childrens http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-urges-swift-action-to-renew-childrens CMA urges swift action to renew Childrens Health Insurance Program CMA is urging Congress to reauthorize the successful Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is set to expire on September 30, 2017. Although the 20-year-old 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=macra-90-day-reporting-deadline-approaching http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=macra-90-day-reporting-deadline-approaching MACRA 90-day reporting deadline approaching Beginning with the 2017 reporting year, eligible physicians who do not participate in the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) will see a negative 4 percent payment adjustment in 2019. QPP is the new 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-pushes-top-10-priorities-for http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-pushes-top-10-priorities-for CMA pushes top 10 priorities for Medicare/Medicaid regulatory relief California physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from providing quality patient care. These regulations are a major contributing factor 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=early-bird-registration-for-nepo-building http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=early-bird-registration-for-nepo-building Early-bird registration for NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit extended through Sept. 22 The Network of Ethnic Physician Organization (NEPO) Building Healthy Communities Summit is taking place immediately before the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates on October 19-20, 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=lawsuit-fights-existential-threat-to-medical http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=lawsuit-fights-existential-threat-to-medical Lawsuit fights "existential threat" to medical staff independence By Andis Robeznieks, AMA Senior Staff Writer (Reprinted with permission from AMA Wire®.) While “L.A. Law” and other TV courtroom dramas often focused on the rich and glamorous, a lawsuit 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-doc-patricia-cantrell-md http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cma-doc-patricia-cantrell-md CMA Doc: Patricia Cantrell, M.D. "Theres a disconnect between available services and the people who need them. We are the bridge to make sure all services are utilized. The Champion Provider Fellowship made me realize that change isnt going to happen until somebody does it. I can be that somebody." 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cms-national-provider-calls-include http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=cms-national-provider-calls-include CMS National Provider Calls include discussions on PQRS and Physician Compare in September The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) September 2017 National Provider Call topics include the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) on September 26 and on Physician Compare on 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=last-chance-free-online-course-helps-providers http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=last-chance-free-online-course-helps-providers LAST CHANCE: Free online course helps providers identify child abuse and understand reporting obligations Thanks to a grant from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the CMA Institute for Medical Quality has been able to offer, free of charge, an 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=unitedhealthcare-community-plan-continues http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=unitedhealthcare-community-plan-continues UnitedHealthcare Community Plan continues webinars for Sacramento and San Diego counties UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community Plan is hosting a series of webinars on the launch of its Medi-Cal Managed Care program in Sacramento and San Diego counties, effective October 1, 2017. UHC recently 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=save-the-date-mgma-annual-conference-is http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=save-the-date-mgma-annual-conference-is Save the Date: MGMA annual conference is October 8-11 The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is hosting its annual conference on October 8-11, 2017, in Anaheim. The conference, geared toward all levels of medical practice leadership, will offer attendees 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=anthem-blue-cross-offering-fall-seminars-on http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=anthem-blue-cross-offering-fall-seminars-on Anthem Blue Cross offering fall seminars on 2017 operational updates Throughout October, the Anthem Blue Cross Provider Network Education Team will offer live seminars to discuss 2017 operational updates. Topics will include participation in the California health care 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=experiencing-a-delay-in-workers-compensation http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=experiencing-a-delay-in-workers-compensation Experiencing a delay in workers compensation utilization review decisions? File a complaint The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has finalized regulations to ensure that utilization reviews (UR) are conducted in compliance and within specified timeframes. 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=updates-to-prior-authorization-form-for http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=updates-to-prior-authorization-form-for Updates to prior authorization form for prescription medications and new timelines for response now in effect On July 1, 2017, two new laws affecting the standardized prescription drug prior authorization form took effect. SB 282 required the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and the Department of Insurance 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=physicians-report-anthem-not-complying-with-ab http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=physicians-report-anthem-not-complying-with-ab Physicians report Anthem not complying with AB 72 interim payment rules CMA has received reports from physician offices that Anthem Blue Cross is not paying the "interim payment" as required under the recently effective law 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00